WWE Draft 2021: Superstar Moves, Night 1 & Night 2 Picks

WWE Draft 2021 is a process via which WWE separates its wrestlers/superstars into different brands – RAW and SmackDown. WWE usually does this every year to refresh the rosters and thus its storylines. This was earlier also known as Superstar Shakeup in 2018 and 2019.

Check the episode dates, superstar moves, night 1 and night 2 picks, draft process and more info for WWE Draft 2021.

How WWE Draft 2021 will Happen?

The process is played out in form of storylines and draft picks are usually pre-determined. In past two years, WWE is holding Draft over one episode of SmackDown and RAW each. WWE separates its wrestlers into two pools to be selected for each episode and then selected over 4 rounds on SmackDown and 6 rounds of draft on each episode. In each round, 5 wrestlers are picked in total – SmackDown gets two picks while RAW gets three picks.

However, this year there are some modifications to this year’s Draft process. WWE is drafting just 4 wrestlers in each round – 2 wrestlers for both SmackDown and RAW. On SmackDown, 4 rounds of draft took place and further 6 rounds are expected for RAW. WWE also announced the supplement draft from night 1 at Talking Smack episode of October 2. The supplement draft from night 1 is expected to be announced on RAW Talk.

Most important point to note here is that all the draft changes will go into effect from October 22 episode of SmackDown.

WWE Draft 2021 Dates

Draft 2021 will take place on the SmackDown episode of October 1, 2021, and the RAW episode of October 4, 2021.

  • Episode 1- WWE SmackDown October 1, 2021 from Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD
  • Episode 2- WWE RAW October 4, 2021 from Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

WWE Draft 2021 Night 1 Picks ( On SmackDow October 1)

Round 1

  • Roman Reigns: Retained on Smackdown
  • Big E: Retained on Raw
  • Charlotte flair: Moved from Raw to Smackdown
  • Bianca Belair: Moved from Smackdown to Raw

Round 2

  • Drew McIntyre: Moved from Raw to Smackdown
  • RK-Bro: Retained to Raw
  • Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods: Moved from Raw to Smackdown
  • Edge: Moved from Smackdown to Raw

Round 3

  • Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss: Retained to SmackDown
  • Rhea Ripley & Nikki Ash: Retained to Raw
  • Hit Row: Moved from NXT to Smackdown
  • Keith “Bearcat” Lee: Retained to Raw

Round 4

  • Naomi: Retained to SmackDown
  • Rey & Dominik Mysterio: Moved from Smackdown to Raw
  • Jeff Hardy: Moved from Raw to Smackdown
  • Austin Theory: Moved from NXT to Smackdown

Night 1 Supplement Draft

  • Nia Jax: Retained to RAW
  • John Morrison: Retained to RAW
  • Reggie: Retained to RAW
  • R-Truth: Retained to RAW
  • Drave Maverick: Moved from NXT to RAW
  • Doudrop: Retained to RAW
  • Akira Tozawa: Retained to RAW
  • T-Bar: Retained to RAW
  • Alpha Academy(Otis & Chad Gable): Moved from Smackdown to Raw
  • Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez: Moved from Smackdown to Raw
  • Drew Gulak: Moved from Raw to Smackdown
  • Aliyah: Moved from NXT to Smackdown
  • Mace: Moved from RAW to Smackdown
  • Mansoor & Mustafa Ali: Moved from RAW to Smackdown
  • Toni Storm: Retained to SmackDown

WWE Draft 2021 Night 2 Picks (On Raw October 4)

Round 1

  • Becky Lynch: Moved from Smackdown to Raw
  • The Usos: Retained to Smackdown
  • Bobby Lashley: Retained to Raw
  • Sasha Banks: Retained to Smackdown

Round 2

  • Seth Rollins: Moved from smackdown to Raw
  • King Nakamura: Retained to Smackdown
  • Damian Priest: Retained to Raw
  • Sheamus: Moved from Raw to Smackdown

Round 3

  • AJ Styles: Retained to Raw
  • Shayna Baszler: Moved from Raw to Smackdown
  • Kevin Owens: Moved from Smackdown to Raw
  • Xia Li: Moved from NXT to Smackdown

Round 4

  • Street Profits: Moved from Smackdown to Raw
  • Viking Raiders: Moved from Raw to Smckdown
  • Finn Balor: Moved from Smackdown to Raw
  • Ricochet: Moved from Raw to Smckdown

Round 5

  • Karrion Kross: Retained to Raw
  • Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo: Move from Raw to Smackdown
  • Alexa Bliss: Retained to Raw
  • Cesaro: Retained to Smackdown

Round 6

  • Carmella: Move from Smackdown to Raw
  • Ridge Holland: Move from NXT To Smackdown
  • Gable Steveson: Raw
  • Sami Zayn: Retained to Smackdown

Night 2 Supplement Draft

  • Dana Brooke: Retained to RAW
  • Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode: Move from Smackdown to Raw
  • Jaxson Ryker: Retained to RAW
  • Veer: Retained to RAW
  • Liv Morgan: Move from Smackdown to Raw
  • Mia Yim (fka Reckoning): Retained to RAW
  • Tamina Snuka to come over from SmackDown
  • Tegan Nox: Move from Smackdown to Raw
  • Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander: Retained to RAW
  • The Miz: Retained RAW
  • Jinder Mahal and Shanky: Move from Raw to Smackdown
  • Natalya: Retained to SmackDown
  • Shotzi Blackheart: Retained to SmackDown

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